The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days.
Vaché Geyoghlian, a photographer from Fresno, California, captured some Instagram-worthy images on Feb. 18. It was his first time photographing the phenomenon.
"My reaction was complete amazement," he told CNN. "I was overwhelmed with excitement to finally get to see it in person AND get some good shots of it too."
"My friend and I got to that specific spot at about 2:00-2:30 p.m. and we were the first ones there," Geyoghlian said. "That didn't last long as the entire area filled with hundreds of people looking to witness/photograph the 'Firefall.'"
If you want to capture the yearly spectacle, you have until this weekend before it dissipates. Reservations are not needed, but you should get there early before the park gets crowded.
"We have a designated parking area at Yosemite Lodge and visitors walk from there to the viewing areas," said National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman also cautions that weather has played a factor into viewing this year's "Firefall."
"With the snow and storm activity recently, it has been hit or miss."
The park does have a 24-hour hotline with information on road and weather conditions: 209-372-0200.